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What to see in Nicaragua

Nicaragua Attractions


Nicaragua is known as the 'land of lakes and volcanoes' and these sublime natural features, which make Nicaragua a paradise for hikers and nature lovers, are the country's main tourist attractions. There is probably no better destination for travellers looking for close encounters with volcanoes, both active and dormant, and the massive Lake Nicaragua provides a variety of exciting opportunities to explore on water and land. Those wanting a taste of pristine rainforest should head north to the largely unexplored Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, which dominates about 15 percent of Nicaragua. Sun and sand enthusiasts also won't be disappointed, and those looking for a tropical paradise as yet unspoiled by resorts, crowds and development should holiday on the white beaches of the Corn Islands.

The tourist infrastructure in many of these places is not widely developed, making Nicaragua ideal for adventurous travellers looking for an experience of nature, rather than those wanting luxury and glamour. However, Nicaragua's cities offer some urban fun, with Managua, Granada and mountainous Matagalpa all providing convenient travel hubs, some colonial splendour, and interesting cultural experiences. The warmth of the climate and friendliness of the locals are an added bonus when travelling through Nicaragua.


Bosawas Biosphere Reserve

Situated on both sides of the border between Nicaragua and Honduras, the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve covers more than 2…

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Corn Islands

Adventurous travellers should definitely include the Corn Islands on their list of things to do in Nicaragua. Situated…

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Granada

The colourful city of Granada offers visitors plenty of historical sights and beautiful colonial architecture, some of…

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Lake Nicaragua

Lake Nicaragua (sometimes referred to as Lake Cocibolca) is Central America's largest lake and the 10th largest body…

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Matagalpa

A good starting point for travellers exploring Nicaragua's mountainous regions, Matagalpa is the sixth largest city in…

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Montelimar Beach

Montelimar Beach is situated on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua and offers tourists the perfect Nicaraguan…

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National Museum of Nicaragua

The National Museum in Managua is one of Nicaragua's principal tourist attractions and the city's best museum. It is…

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Nicaragua's Volcanoes

No trip to Nicaragua is complete without a hike up at least one of the country's many volcanoes. Nicaragua is home to…

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Ometepe Island

The twin volcanoes on Lake Nicaragua are a highlight for visitors to the scenic country. The islands are situated midway…

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